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Pasta Basta

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8 Rechov Tut | Mahane Yehuda Market "The Shuk", Jerusalem, Israel
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small restaurant is located in the heart of the Mahane Yehuda market. The market has undergone (and is still in the process of) a cultural transformation, and at night, when the vegetable stands close, it becomes one of the hippest, coolest places in Jerusalem: bars, restaurants, sushi shops - and this great pasta shop. You order from the counter,... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

Well-prepared pasta dishes with tasty and fresh toppings. Also quite affordable in Jerusalem-scale. The atmosphere was constantly busy and bit disorganized, but that's part of the charm.

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Middelburg, Nederland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

This is one of the many little restaurants in the Machane Yehuda market in downtown Jerusalem. It's almost always very very busy. You order at the cashier (she is charming) and then take a seat. The menu is like a diagram: First you choose the kind of pasta you want. Then you choose one of the many sauces, which are... More 

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Tasty, fast, reasonable price. Let me taste the beer before I committed. Brought us hot mint tea, complimentary. They could not control the raw weather but made the evening a little bit warmer with food and service.

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Kfar-Saba , Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

A tiny restaurant in the heart of the Machane Yehuda market- offering just pasta but that pasta is really something to write home about . Fresh , with large variety of sauce with fresh ingredients !!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

The place is more american based than Italian. I asked for a glass of wine. So the girl at the stand poured it on a thick lemonade glass. It was not fresh. Probably sat on fridge for many days. The pasta is average. Like a mall meal at the foodcourt in the 90s. It's good as a light meal. Good... More 

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1 Thank satamar
Ashkelon, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Very fresh and tasty pasta. The service ia good- 5 min till we got our order!! Really recommended!!!

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Israel
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Great place, very good food, low price high quality. Nice area. I ate the 4 cheese dish, it was the best dish i ate.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a nice place to have a light meal. Its not for a main meal. more of a snack light lunch or dinner.

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Thank satamar
Jerusalem
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

In need of a quick, cheap and tasty bite while in the shuk? Pasta Basta is for you. The pasta was fresh and everyone in our party enjoyed the accompanying sauces (rosa, alfredo etc). Finding a seat can be a bit tricky...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Rechov Tut | Mahane Yehuda Market "The Shuk", Jerusalem, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Jerusalem District  >  Jerusalem
Description
Located in the Machane Yehuda open air market in Jerusalem

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?